Okay, I was a little shocked, because the day before I had gotten Dominic off his bus not even wearing a coat! The poor hubby was outside shoveling the snow and when he came in the entire back of his coat was wet and he left a trail of water from the mud room into the kitchen. I let him take my van to work, since I assumed I would be in the house all day. Well, once I got Dominic some breakfast, I tested out a new recipe I found in an old cookbook for my food blog - peanut butter biscuits! Which, by the way are yummy with grape jelly or honey :)
Even though Dominic got up close to his normal time, Lauren got some well deserved extra sleep. I let Dominic watch one video and then he and I (and Lauren when she woke up) all read some books. When it came time for lunch, I told Lauren if she made us pizza, I would make her a smoothie of her choice later.
Wow, it was super yummy and there was barely any left over! I then cleaned up the kitchen and prepared a roast with potatoes and carrots for the crock pot for dinner. Dominic wanted to play with his Legos and Lauren and I played a game of Monopoly. Lauren royally beat me (I tried a new strategy that clearly DIDN'T work) and our game was over in less than an hour and a half. Since it had snowed a bunch after the hubby went to work, I told the kids we needed to clean the driveway and sidewalks. The kids played together for a while.
Yes, Dominic is sitting in front of Lauren on the sled -
Then it was time to put them to work:
When we came in, Lauren said, "so, when are you making that smoothie?" I pulled out the blender (by this time, the crock pot was going hard and our dinner was smelling amazing) and whipped up a smoothie for Lauren and put some in the fridge for later.
Since the hubby wasn't home from work yet, the kids decided to play a game of Twister. As soon as he rolled in, it was time to eat - finally - I was hungry! When we sat down to eat he said, "this is one of my favorite meals!" Cool. There were no leftovers :) He then said, "did you have any of that smoothie left over?" I told him yes and again, no leftovers! We watched the show Jeopardy (it's a family favorite) and then it was a bath for Dominic, homework for Lauren and more work for the hubby. After the kids fell asleep, I plopped down in front of the television and watched CSI (one of my favorite shows). Well, I did manage to get a few loads of laundry done throughout the day, but it was by no means the most exciting thing I did!! It's good once in a while to have a day that doesn't end up being what you expected. Isn't that what keeps life interesting??